If I was drunk right now I'd tell you how we could make this whole process a hell of a lot easier

I can't keep my eye from twitching
I can't make sense of this
If it's ringing in my head or in my ears I cannot tell the difference
I'm wishing I was a bit more educated
You're wishing for a belt of human hair and teeth (mine)
You want to know what it takes to make this young man weep
You've researched how to break my bones and skin me alive
You want to put me in a traveling show
Five bodies
Zero sleep
You've sent me out on a limb to hang myself high above these dirty streets

/Limbo/

It's getting louder
I think it knows my name
I awoke in the middle of the night to find it standing in my doorway

/Purgatory/

Is it over yet?
Is this all there is?
Am I speaking only in vowels here?
Am I a mime?
A swollen tongue
Am I here?
I am

/Hell/

Can anybody here me out there?
Put me down like a horse with a broken leg
An old dog foaming at the mouth
Tie a chain around my ankle and take me out to the blackest deepest sea
Carry me out to the town square
Put me on the guillotine

/The End/


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    General CommentMuch thanks for putting up the (correct) lyrics.
    iLL Ronaldon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most amazing song. The atonal versus the reverb /x/ riffs is awesome. Calm versus turbulant. Such a great song.

    "If I was drunk right now I'd tell you how we could make this whole process a hell of a lot easier"

    If I was drunk right now I would have the courage to blindly make a move on you and go with the whole situation.


    "I can't keep my eye from twitching
    I can't make sense of this
    If it's ringing in my head or in my ears I cannot tell the difference"

    First time fucking will stress you out.

    "I'm wishing I was a bit more educated
    You're wishing for a belt of human hair and teeth (mine)"

    I wish I knew more about this sex shit... While you want me to go down on you [human hair - hers, human teeth, mine]


    "You want to know what it takes to make this young man weep
    You've researched how to break my bones and skin me alive
    You want to put me in a traveling show"

    You know how much it's killing me, the trauma of it all. I'm so frustrated, I'm so confused, I'm in hell to feel ashamed and embarrassed this way. And more, you want to put me in your cabinet of trophy fucks.

    "Five bodies
    Zero sleep
    You've sent me out on a limb to hang myself high above these dirty streets"

    Everyone else knows what's going on but myself, and I geel like shit because of it.

    "It's getting louder
    I think it knows my name
    I awoke in the middle of the night to find it standing in my doorway"

    Now the memories of this event are going to haunt me in my sleep, my sexual frustration and social embarrassment is alot to handle.

    "Is it over yet?
    Is this all there is?
    Am I speaking only in vowels here?"

    I'm so shocked that it's over so fast, did I do a good job?

    "Am I a mime?
    A swollen tongue
    Am I here?
    I am"

    There is nothing I can physically bring myself to do about this situation and I know it.

    "Can anybody here me out there?
    Put me down like a horse with a broken leg
    An old dog foaming at the mouth
    Tie a chain around my ankle and take me out to the blackest deepest sea
    Carry me out to the town square
    Put me on the guillotine"

    I have just committed social suicide.
    Milotylandon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmilo.....your a moron i feel bad they had fans like this.. you have zero idea what this song is about ...zero ..i dont blame em for breaking up if i wrote a song like this and someone thought what you just thought id either quit the band or off myself for sure
    yourskulli5redon November 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsurely it's about The Divine Comedy?
    TobyBartholomewon February 05, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationOkay so I've got a problem with the third line below:

    Five bodies
    Zero sleep
    You've sent me out on a limb to hang myself high above these dirty streets

    I DO NOT hear him say "you've sent me out on a limb"

    I don't even begin to hear that in the album version. Like, what???? What he says doesn't even sound close to that... I hear at least 10 syllables before "hang myself high above these dirty streets." And I almost definitely hear the word "Fuckin" somewhere when he supposedly says "you've sent me out on a limb"

    Can anyone clarify this? It's been killing me for years, and I somehow remembered this old-ass login for this site haha
    endlesstaticseaon December 03, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationLike literally, syllable for syllable this is the nonsense I'm hearing:

    Five bodies and zero sleep...
    Well I borch(?) better her clow(?) fucking ready. Hang myself high above these dirty streets.
    endlesstaticseaon December 03, 2016   Link

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